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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Churches a key part of The Gathering Place

    We would like to thank you for the article about The Gathering Place in your Mid-Coast edition. I want to reiterate a point made in...

  • Letter: No Gathering Place without the churches

    May I offer a few comments relative to your article about The Gathering Place? First, and most significantly, the community ought to be m...

  • Letter: Family thanks those who tried to save pet

    To all the folks who stopped to help our beloved Rumor when he was hit on Route  88 on Valentine's Day, although he eventually succumbed, your quick collective thinking and actions, both at the scene and at the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital, gave him the best chance he could have had. We ap...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Bath sister-city program

    On behalf of the board of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program, thank you to the many community members who contributed to the success of our first Japan culture celebration. And to the people who...

  • Letter: Investigative reporting is appreciated

    I would like to thank Mario Moretto and Emily Guerin for their investigative reporting on area municipalities breaking the laws governing the important right of people to information. Nor should there be any hourly fee for information that belongs to the citizens. Town workers are already well pa...

  • No Sugar Added: Where the babes are

    Men’s Health magazine recently released its March issue, and in it, declared our own fabulous Portland, Maine, No. 2 on its list of “where the babes are” – an assessment of 100 cities across the country, apparently offering a helpful tool for single men wondering where the... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Ron Paul is America's crazy uncle

    As the Republican Party stumbles along on a debate-strewn course toward nominating yet another spoiled rich kid who feels entitled to be president, we have all been treated to the GOP’s carnival sideshow of hopeless hopefuls: Michele the Madwoman of Minnesota, Herman the Horny Pizza ... 81

  • Letter: Maine GOP chairman made the wrong call

    It is an absolute outrage that the Maine State GOP thinks that with only 83 percent of Maine's votes for the 2012 Presidential Preference Poll, that they can discredit the potential votes of 7,000 members of their party, especially with only 194 votes between first and second place. It is even m...